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Formula 1 Marshal Quits After Controversial Lewis Hamilton Tweet

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton before a race.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP poses for a photo during previews ahead of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 22, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

A marshal at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will no longer be working the event after sending out a disgusting tweet wishing harm to Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton.

The marshal in question was forced to quit after tweeting he hoped Hamilton would suffer a crash "like Romain in Bahrain." Referencing former Haas driver Romain Grosjean, whose car crashed and burst into flames on the opening lap of the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Grosjean sustained severe burns to his hands as a result of the accident. The FIA was reportedly made aware of the tweet Saturday and chose to investigate it. According to ESPN.com, the FIA confirmed, "the marshal had apologized for the post and would take no further part in the event." The marshal issued an apology to his account which has since been deleted.

The tweet read, "I would like to apologise to SAMF [Saudi Arabian Motorsport Federation] and Lewis and announce my resignation from my duties on track."

The vile nature of the marshal's tweet has no place in racing. And the event is better off without his participation.